What Jesus Did! 'Leaving the Water Jar Behind' — John 4:28-29

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The woman [at Jacob's well] left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, "Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?"
— John 4:28-29 NLT
Illustration of John 4:28-29 NLT — The woman [at Jacob's well] left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, "Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?"

Key Thought

Can you imagine coming to the village well by yourself in shame and returning to the village, leaving your water jar behind, proclaiming the gospel to the people who rejected you? This woman had found it! She had had a drink of living water. Her life, her influence, her world was suddenly changed ... redeemed ... and made significant. Have you been blessed by the Christ? Have you received a drink from the Messiah? Then why not join this unnamed woman and invite those in your world to come meet Jesus so they can also find the Messiah?!

Today's Prayer

Holy and righteous Father, please give me a powerful sense of your mission for my life. Use me to influence others to come to Jesus. In Jesus' name and for his glory, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 20:30-31
  • 1 Peter 3:15-16
  • Acts 1:8

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.